I've had that for several years, Beachmom. I was on Advair for about
8 months because of it; I was coughing so much I couldn't get any sleep at all. For me the key has really been the nasal wash. As long as I keep doing that every day, I do fine. When (like now) I backslide because I'm not having problems, I have to go back to three times a day until I get it cleared up. My allergist was great; no expensive Neti pots, sterile saline, etc. She told me to mix 1/4 tsp. non-iodized salt in 8 oz. of warm tap water, then use a simple bulb syringe to wash out my nasal passages. It's amazing how much it helped.
I think the oral steroids are just to knock down the inflammation, then you shouldn't need them again if you follow the program.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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